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Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Art, Autumn, Blog, Cooking With Kids, Math & Science, September Themes |

🍏Apples For The Teachers 🍎

🍏Apples For The Teachers 🍎

 The tradition is for the children bring apples for the teacher. Teachers also bring apples to the children. These apple activities will be fun for all!

Every Apple Holds A Star – Science

Let’s take a close look at apples. Bring one or two apples, that have their stem and a leaf still attached, to circle time on a plate or tray along with a magnifying glass. Children can learn to hold the magnifying glass away from their eye and over the apple to get a close look. Talk about all of the parts of the apple. Skin, flesh, core, seeds, stem, and leaf. Then ask if the children know there’s a star in every apple. Cut the apple across the middle and take a look at the star with the magnifying glass!
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 Apple Tasting And Graphing – Math

This is another great circle time activity. Prepare enough slices of red, green, yellow apples for each child to taste each type. Bring one each whole red, green and yellow apples to circle along with a enough napkins for each child. Also have prepared precut apple shapes of the same colors. You’ll need a marker to write each child’s name and masking tape circles to stick your apples on your graph.

Every child gets one of each color apple slice to taste. Talk about sweet and sour tastes. Remind your children to think about which apple slice they like the most.

After everyone tastes go around the circle asking each child which they liked the best. Simply jot each child’s name on the apple color they choose. Tape all the like colors in a row. You now have a graph. There are other ways to do graphing. You can see how others do it here and here.

These are good graphs but I’m looking for one that helps the kids really see which got chosen more.

Apple Turnovers With Preschoolers – Cooking With Preschoolers

The easiest way we’ve found to bake apple turnovers with the kids is to use refigerated biscuit dough from a tube. Bake on parchment paper so you can write the children’s names as you place each turnover.

Apples For The Teachers Turnovers

Apples For The Teachers   

Smiling Apples – Cooking With Children

Apples For The Teachers  Apple slices, peanut butter (sun butter), and mini marshmallows.

Paper Towel Apple Printing – Art

These apples are made with aper towel tubes with a crease in them and dipped in paint. Offer all three colors for the children to dip into. When they’re done add little stems to each printed apple.

Apples For The Teachers

Apples For The Teachers

Apples For The Teachers




Apple Printing – Art

Apples For The Teacher  Cut your apples in half  crosswise as pictured. Put a craft stick into the uncut side. Dip into paint and print onto paper. You should be able to see the star in the print.

Team Building – Art

Apples For The Teachers

The children worked in small groups to paint this tree. Each child chose green, yellow, or red apple to add to our tree.

One Bad Apple – Fine Motor

We filled our sensory table with paper apples, and hole punches, and bits of green yarn (worms). Our children did have a hard time at first making holes but most were successful after a few tries. Lacing the yarn in and out of the holes was less challenging for our three year olds.

Apples For The Teachers




Apples For The Teachers  ⭐️🍎⭐️🍏⭐️🍎⭐️🍏⭐️

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, Cooking With Kids, June Themes |

Preschool Pizza

Preschool Pizza

Preschool Pizza good enough to eat!  We celebrate pizza for a whole week with a culminting field trip to the local pizzeria. To make paper pizzas you’ll need to cut all the ingredients.

Paper Pizza Ingredients

Preschool Pizza Ingredients First start with the crust, then glue on the sauce. Pepperoni isn’t actually popular amongst most preschoolers but they seem to enjoy it on their paper pizzas. Green peppers are pretty easy to cut out like a hook shape. Black olives are simple enough, little ovals with a hole punch in the middle. The cheese is just white construction paper sliced julienne style. Last are mushrooms, again not a favorite of preschoolers but they’ll get it. I’ll leave a link when to the patterns on Printables ASAP.

Preschool Pizza  Love the one who took the time to make their olives look like eyes and the one who made the cheese look like kitty whiskers. We are 3 year olds after all! Haha

Pizza Books for Preschoolers

There are a few books we like reading during pizza week. The one pictured above, Pete’s Pizza  is available here.

Another fun book is Hi, Pizza Man and that’s also available here.

One more book the kids love is Pat’s Pizza you can pick it up .

Make Real Pizzas!

Preschool Pizza   These are the basics but you can add any toppings your preschoolers like. Craft sticks work well for the kids to spread their sauce. Let them choose their toppings and put them on themselves. Puting parchment paper on your cookie sheet will allow you to write the children’s names as you place them on the sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes.

 

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